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'''The Hoard''' is a poem written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and first published within ''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil|The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book]]'' in 1962. It is a revision of the poem [[Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden]].
 
'''The Hoard''' is a poem written by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and first published within ''[[The Adventures of Tom Bombadil|The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book]]'' in 1962. It is a revision of the poem [[Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden]].
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Tolkien mentions the poem in a letter to [[Pauline Baynes]] in 1961, commenting that: "I suppose one would also have to except 'The Hoard' from being 'light-heaned', though the woes of the successive (nameless) inheritors are seen merely as pictures in a tapestry of antiquity and do not deeply engage individual pity. I was most interested by your choice of this as your favourite." ([[letter 235]]).
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In 1967, Tolkien recorded the poem for ''[[Poems and Songs of Middle Earth]]''.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
 
* [[Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien]]
  
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==References==
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*<small>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'', p.383</small>
 
[[Category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien|Hoard, The]]
 
[[Category:Poems by J.R.R. Tolkien|Hoard, The]]

Revision as of 18:02, 5 August 2010

The Hoard is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien and first published within The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book in 1962. It is a revision of the poem Iúmonna Gold Galdre Bewunden.

Tolkien mentions the poem in a letter to Pauline Baynes in 1961, commenting that: "I suppose one would also have to except 'The Hoard' from being 'light-heaned', though the woes of the successive (nameless) inheritors are seen merely as pictures in a tapestry of antiquity and do not deeply engage individual pity. I was most interested by your choice of this as your favourite." (letter 235).

In 1967, Tolkien recorded the poem for Poems and Songs of Middle Earth.

See also

References